Prince's Sign o' the Times Yellow High-Heel Boots at Auction

Dynelle Skinner | Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Do you remember Prince's infamous yellow high-heeled boots from the Sign o' the Times tour, the ones with the peace symbol zipper pulls? Well, they're currently up for auction and slated to bring in over $12,000. The current bid is at $46,089. Brought to you by RR Auction, the first-ever Prince themed auction includes items personally-owned and worn by the musical icon. The exceptional offerings cover scarce handwritten lyrics, attractive gold and platinum sales awards, rare albums, and stage-worn jewelry and accessories, and of course the famed boots.


The bright yellow custom-made high-heeled shoes feature a white leather interior and yellow satin exterior. The zippers on the sides are decorated with large peace symbol charms. The rubber soles are marked "Topy." Prince can be seen wearing this exact type of yellow shoe in photographs spanning several years, from 1986 to 1992. Numerous photographs show Prince wearing identical shoes on stage, and these shoes exhibit wear consistent with Prince's exuberant stage performances (the shoes were acquired via a former Paisley Park employee.")


Prince wore these boots during the Sign o' the Times tour in 1987, a 34-show concert series that toured exclusively in Europe. In addition to giving the diminutive performer extra height while on stage, these highly stylish boots are in keeping with Prince's trademark flair and innovative gender-fluid style—a brilliant, museum-quality pair of stage-worn boots from the legendary entertainer.


This specially devoted catalog tells the history of Prince's career from 1978's "For You," through to the iconic "Purple Rain" era, his incredible 1980s success, 1990s Warner Brother's emancipation, and beyond. The Prince Auction from RR Auction ends tonight, September 27. More details can be found online at www.rrauction.com.

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